Rene Ritchie of iMore, on the rumour that iOS 7 will be delayed:
Until Apple announces something, it can’t be “delayed”. If they’re not meeting internal schedules, if they’re adding resources from other projects, if they’re pushing features out to future versions, if they’re doing any number of things a company their size does when working on a project of iOS’ size, that’s not “delayed”, that’s “development”.
It seems that every new product that Apple is rumoured to be working on will be delayed. The iPhone 5 was rumoured to be delayed in 2012, and in 2011. In 2011, the delays were owed in part to a flexible OLED screen. Of course, none of this was true,1 but that’s not important. It’s drama in the world of Apple, and that’s what counts.
The iPhone 4S was launched later in the year, but that doesn’t constitute a delay on its own. That may have been the schedule all along. It certainly wasn’t a delay for the reasons mentioned. ↩︎